Press Releases

July 27, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $569,000 In Federal Funding for New York State Brownfields Response Program

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $569,994 in federal funding for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's (NYSDEC) Brownfields State Response Program. The funding was allocated through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide technical assistance to communities working to clean-up and rebuild on sites that are currently unusable due to contamination. Specifically, the NYSDEC will … Continue Reading


July 27, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $210,000 In Federal Funding For Fire Departments In Jefferson County

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $$212,381 in federal funding for the Town of Brownville Joint Fire Department, Sackets Harbor Fire Company, and Glen Park Village Fire Department in Jefferson County. With this funding, the Departments will be able to purchase new portable radio systems, thereby improving firefighter communication. "It is essential that we provide our firefighters with the tools they need to do their jobs … Continue Reading


July 27, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $120,000 In Federal Funds For Village of Milford Fire Department

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $120,000 in federal funding for the Village of Milford Fire Department in Otsego County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). Specifically, the Village of Milford Fire Department will use the funding to­­­ purchase new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) units. "It is essential that we … Continue Reading


July 27, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $1.1 Million In Federal Head Start Funds For Eastern Orange County Head Start Programs

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kristen Gillibrand today announced $1,161,201 for Early Head Start and Head Start Programs at Head Start of Eastern Orange County. The federal funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Early Head Start Program and Head Start Program and will be used to support and grow early education and development services for low-income families in Orange County. Schumer and Gillibrand said this funding … Continue Reading


July 27, 2017

Senator Gillibrand Statement After Department of Justice Weighs In Against LGBTQ Protections In The Workplace

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today released the following statement after the Department of Justice filed court papers arguing that federal civil rights law does not protect LGBTQ employees from discrimination in the workplace. You can watch video here of Gillibrand forcefully speaking out against this issue on national television earlier today. "President Trump's brazen attacks on the civil rights of Americans at the ballot box, in the military, and now in the workplace … Continue Reading


July 27, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce EPA to Hold Public Meeting on Hudson River Superfund Site Designation In New York City

New York, NY - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, today announced the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold a public meeting in New York City on the Hudson River PCBs Five-Year Review Report on August 9th. The meeting follows the extension of the public comment period pushed by Senators Schumer and Gillibrand on the Agency's second five-year review of the Hudson River … Continue Reading


July 27, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $1 Million In Federal Head Start Funds For The Children Foundation Of Astor's Head Start Programs

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kristen Gillibrand today announced $ 1,078,706 for Early Head Start and Head Start Programs at Astor Services for Children and Families. The federal funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Early Head Start Program and Head Start Program and will be used to support and grow early education and development services for low-income families in the Hudson Valley. Schumer and Gillibrand said this … Continue Reading


July 27, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $690,000 In Federal Funds For City of Kingston Fire Department

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $690,390 in federal funding for the City of Kingston Fire Department. The money was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. This funding will allow the City of Kingston Fire Department to expand its emergency services capabilities by hiring four new firefighters. "Whether it's a fire, flood, car … Continue Reading


July 27, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $184,000 In Federal Funds For North Evans Fire Department

Buffalo, NY - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $184,477 in federal funding for the North Evans Fire Department in Erie County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the North Evans Fire Department will use the funding to purchase new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) units. "It is essential that we provide our firefighters … Continue Reading


July 26, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1.5 Million In Federal Funds For 7 Monroe County Fire Districts

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,537,916 in federal funding for seven Monroe County Fire Districts. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). Specifically, the money will be used for upgrades to the radio equipment for seven fire districts throughout North East Monroe County, including Laurelton Fire District, North East Joint Fire District … Continue Reading


July 26, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $1.3 Million In Federal Head Start Funds For Cortland County Head Start Programs

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kristen Gillibrand today announced $1,370,167 for Early Head Start and Head Start Programs at the Cortland County Community Action Program. The federal funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Early Head Start Program and Head Start Program and will be used to support and grow early education and development services for low-income families in Cortland County. Schumer and Gillibrand said this … Continue Reading


July 26, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $15 Million In Federal Funds For Westchester County Head Start Programs

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand today announced $14,041,738 in federal funding for the Westchester Community Opportunity Program. The federal funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Early Head Start Program and Head Start Program, and will be used to support and grow early education and development services for low-income families in Westchester and Putnam Counties. Schumer and Gillibrand said this … Continue Reading


July 26, 2017

Senator Gillibrand Statement on President Trump's Discriminatory Decision to Ban Transgender Service Members From The U.S. Military

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, ranking member of the Personnel Subcommittee on the Senate Armed Services Committee, today issued the following statement on President Donald J. Trump's discriminatory decision to ban transgender service members from the U.S. military: "This morning transgender service members put on their uniform and showed up for their military duties to be told by their Commander in Chief via Twitter that he doesn't want them in 'any capacity.' These … Continue Reading


July 25, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $30 Million In Federal Head Start Funds For Programs Across New York State

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced $30,991,024 for 10 Early Head Start and Head Start Programs throughout New York. The federal funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Early Head Start Program and Head Start Program, and will be used to support and grow education and development services for low-income families. Schumer and Gillibrand said this funding will continue to support efforts to improve education for low-income … Continue Reading


July 25, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $3 Million In Federal Funding For Genesee County Airport

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3,076,222 for Genesee County Airport. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, the grant will be used to rehabilitate the runway and install runway "distance-to-go" signs. "Keeping our airports in top-notch shape is crucial to attracting business and tourism to the Finger Lakes Region," said Senator … Continue Reading


July 25, 2017

Senator Gillibrand Statement on Senate Vote To Open Debate on The Repeal of The Affordable Care Act

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today released the following statement on the Senate vote to open debate on the repeal of the Affordable Care Act: "I am hard-pressed to remember a vote in the U.S. Senate that has treated the American people with less respect. This is not a game. My Republican colleagues would be well-served to remember this is about the health and wellbeing of millions of families in every corner of this country. When lawmakers are this secretive, you can be … Continue Reading


July 25, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1.1 Million in Federal Funding For The Greater Rochester International Airport

Rochester, NY - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,104,300 for the Greater Rochester International Airport. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, the Greater Rochester International Airport will use the funding to reconstruct the existing de-icing fluid management system. "Keeping our airports in top-notch shape is crucial to … Continue Reading


July 24, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $818,000 In Federal Funding For The Massena International-Richards Field Airport

Massena, NY - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $818,900 for the Massena International-Richards Field Airport. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, the Massena International-Richards Field Airport will use the funding to reconstruct 2,600 feet of the existing Taxiway A pavement and update the existing edge lighting system. "Keeping our … Continue Reading


July 24, 2017

Senator Gillibrand Urges USDA To Expand Crop Insurance Coverage For New York State Industrial Hemp Farmers

Eaton, NY - Standing at JD Farms, one of the largest industrial hemp farms in New York State, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to expand crop insurance coverage for New York State industrial hemp farmers. "If our farmers are going to invest their resources to grow industrial hemp and help build our local economy, they should have the peace of mind that their investments are going to be protected if a natural disaster comes and wipes out their … Continue Reading


July 24, 2017

Senator Gillibrand & Congressman Reed Announce New Push to Designate Finger Lakes Region as a National Heritage Area

Watkins Glen, NY - Standing at the Lakeside Park and Pavilion, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Congressman Tom Reed today announced a new push to designate the Finger Lakes Region as a National Heritage Area. Gillibrand introduced legislation that would authorize the National Parks Service to take the first step towards designating the region as a National Heritage Area by conducting a feasibility study in Cayuga, Chemung, Cortland, Livingston, Monroe, Onondaga, Ontario, Schuyler, … Continue Reading

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